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a force left to exploitation and xenophobia. people in power investigate. moscow's little cargo stand. at this time. man. al-jazeera. hello i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next sixty minutes palestinian leaders condemn donald
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trump's threat to cut off millions of dollars of aid to the palestinians after days of unrest tens of thousands of iranians are rally in support of the government. spend years cracking down on the opposition now ethiopia's government says it will release all political prisoners. and for its will have all the day's sport including one of the most prestigious football awards in the world will be handed out on thursday we'll tell you whose favorite to take on the african player of the year. palestinian leaders are condemning u.s. president donald trump's threat to cut aid to the palestinian authority the president made the statement on twitter where he also said jerusalem is off the negotiating table trump angered palestinians last month by recognizing jerusalem as
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israel's capital you know tweeted asking why the u.s. should make any future aid payments to palestinians when the u.s. gets no appreciation the palestine liberation organization was quick to condemn his latest twitter warning. i would say that palestinian diets are not for sale and we will not succumb to the acme that imperatives and requirements for peace and unilaterally president campaigns this story done it has even sabotaged out the efforts at that evening and just peace and getting freedom and dignity for the palestinian people might recognize ing occupy jerusalem as the capital of israel he has not done it disqualified himself as a peace real only mediated by taking sides and by becoming complicit and has as occupation he has also built in the sabotage ts totally destroyed the very foundations of feast well meanwhile israel has welcomed trump statements
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as it in trump is absolutely right it is impossible to wait and wait and wait for so many years for the policy views to go forward in renewed a negotiation they left the room in april fourteenth and for four years or almost so they are reluctant to negotiate with israel and they should not be given so much money from the american taxpayer without no understanding that it's time for them to get providing comfort or senses a negotiation with israel. well washington is also threatening to cut off funding to the u.n. agency helping palestinian refugees according to the united nations relief and works agency more than one point five million people live in fifty eight recognized palestinian refugee camps there in jordan lebanon the gaza strip and the west bank including occupied east jerusalem the u.s. is one of the main contributors to relief agencies for palestinian refugees that
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money goes towards education health and social programs washington donated just under suey hundred and seventeen million dollars to the united nations relief and works agency in two thousand and sixteen. well the on numerous spokesman christopher gunness told al jazeera that there's been no suggestion from the u.s. that it will pull support and the aid organization is just getting on with business . we have had no indications whatsoever from the us administration that they intend to cut funds from under they remain the single largest donor last year giving us three hundred sixty five million dollars we have daily conversations with them and as i say we've had no indications whatsoever of funding cut our contribution to the human dignity and the capital human capital of five point two million refugees the middle east is widely recognize it's enormous we run schools for half a million children and seven hundred schools we are doctors do nine million patient
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consultations per year we have of nine thousand students in vocational training centers we have tens of thousands of disabled refugees we serve our micro finance department dispenses tens of millions of dollars of loans every year it's huge our contribution it's absolute massive our contribution to human development is really widely recognised as being widespread and indeed profound as humanitarians working on the ground for some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the middle east we simply have to get on with our job. tens of thousands of government supporters have been rallying across iraq the show of support comes after six days of them stray sions against the government they gathered in several cities to condemn the unrest in which at least twenty two people have been killed iran's revolutionary guard declared on wednesday that the unrest was over from matheson reports. on a rainy and state t.v.
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pictures of government supporters filling city streets condemning protests and deaths during the day. it's basically people who are believing that what so what's happening is against that he jeem and they want to support the regime by saying this is a revolutionary dream and we are in favor of it. the t.v. pictures of these days pro-government rallies are a contrast to coverage of demonstrations against iran's leadership which began last thursday. the government has shut down some social media platforms. but pictures have been posted showing damaged cars burning buildings and chanting crowds. the. protests about unemployment and iran's economy which has been struggling after years of sanctions have grown to include demands for greater freedoms hundreds of people have been arrested the u.s.
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is demanding an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council if the arrangement dictatorships history is any guide we can expect more outrageous abuses in the days to come the u.n. must speak out president donald trump has sided with the anti-government protesters he's tweeted the people of iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt iranian regime all of the money that president obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their pockets the people have little food big inflation and no human rights the u.s. . is watching iran's foreign minister has tweeted back saying iran's security and stability depend on its own people who unlike the peoples of trump's regional be f.-f. so are best friends forever have the right to vote and to protest. more pro-government rallies are expected but that have also been calls for more demonstrations against
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the government it's not clear if both sides will be on the same streets at the same time lot matheson al jazeera. the u.n. secretary general antonio terry's has called for an end the to violence in iran sparked by days of street protests against the government there the secretary general is following with concern recent developments in the stomach republic of iran he deplores the loss of life in the protests he urges respect for the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression and that any demonstrations take place in a peaceful manner further violence must be avoided a suicide bomber has killed eleven people at a mosque in northeastern nigeria it happened during dawn prayers in gambaro in borno state which is at the center of the conflict with boko haram on tuesday the armed groups leader released a video claiming responsibility for a series of recent attacks in the area. in
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a surprise move ethiopia's government has announced it will release all political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp charges against political prisoners facing prosecution will also be dropped it follows increased pressure for the government to end its crackdown on opposition stephanie decker reports i. hope he has been under pressure domestically and on the international stage there have been anti-government protests since two thousand and fifteen they continue to pose a serious challenge to the ruling party the decision to release all political prisoners would be welcomed by many peons some warn it may not lead to major changes in policy. that the. idea of the prime minister of egypt realizes that. there will continue to be a. political junkie and that is still stuck to a political battle you know that avoiding really the. people needs to be
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really the only level of the society. the protests of the past few years of call for political and economic changes. the iranian i'm hard regions of lead vocal opposition to the government accusing the ruling party of marginalizing them . activists and journalists have been arrested in what is described as the most serious challenge if the government came to power in one nine hundred ninety one hundreds of civilians have been killed during the recent crackdown human rights groups of accusing security forces of using excessive and lethal force. during wednesday's news conference the government announced it's closing the notorious mark callao a prison and turning it into a museum to facilities been singled out by rights groups in the past for suspected rights violations including torture and critics maintain the government needs to address the underlying grievances of the protesters such as economic social and ethnic rights it's not clear what kind of impact the release of political prisoners
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will have on the growing opposition movement stephanie decker. well hundreds of people have died in a wave of protests in ethiopia since two thousand and fifteen the anti-government demonstrations have been led by two ethnic groups the oromo and the amar they accuse the government of political and economic discrimination the government led by a tiny to greedy and elite retaliated by imposing a state of emergency in october two thousand and fifteen the emergency was lifted after ten months but the government introduced an antiterrorism law which critics say has been used to arrest the dissidents and opposition leaders office ahat tecla is an ethiopian researcher at amnesty international and he joins us live now from nairobi sir thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera i mean i guess this is unquestionably good news the problem perhaps is that we don't have a whole lot of detail coming from the prime minister or the government on who is
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going to be released and crucially when one especially are you going to be looking for in the coming days and weeks. thank you. misty we expect our take of men to release prisoners of conscience those people who have been arrested because of their political my feeling asian people being treated for government and also people who have participated in mosque the monastery she is arguing this polisi said major acts of the government. may include iskandar greg i remain pleasance he is. it included to. talk about are good enough was being raised to adopt when he's returned from europe so. cement is very good and at least it is for this is tape in the way all free from bandai minister appreciates that. we've got
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a still because he has. a fight as a step we expect more not only to release off all of his political prisoners but we also as a governor or expect the government to. investigate and prosecute those people who are responsible for torture and treatment of prisoners to. place off the patient. expect the government to reform some of its most magazine terrorism government. laws that restrict freedom of expression so we expect a lot of reform is that to be. moved. to move yet certainly a first step i mean as we were mentioning earlier there have been protests in the mara which have been building but still are you surprised that the prime minister did make this announcement. yes we can consider
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this. political freedom of expression but if the current government. demands for release of political prisoner not as. prisoners of conscience has been and it's one of the causes that instigated a protest. the government has been very. saying that release of people who have been arrested as president a terrorism proclamation is not to negotiate it but the now the samantha is something unprecedented because it deviates from its experience in previous times so this is. that we also expect this to be practical immediately and unconditionally and we also experience that figured out amount to release prisoners and also to. identify people who have disappeared for
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a long time so it's not only restore the. a.t.p. . number of inforce a disappearance it's a new career path and we're able to expect that those people who have been. here. will be. will be found by the government we've given information on where it's fair to say. and since the announcement by the prime minister we have also heard from the information minister he said regarding who will be released and when he said we don't know who is going to be released it takes time to investigate who deserves to be pardoned so still a lot of question marks a lot of question marks over whether journalists for example will be released but what impact do you think any release assuming it happens will have on the opposition itself. well. we expect that this announcement shall include all presidents of course. that includes
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. political remember. that i am america and i got a. good dinner and all the journalists like couldn't go to america and. it's our year so we i mean we don't we don't make any kind of. but it's enough stuff going here those people shouldn't be imprisoned i first saw these people shouldn't be shouldn't have been taught to do people shouldn't have been arrested or convicted so. all prisoners of. these people who have participated in given to patients again as their government. have been criticizing the government all of them should be released and we expect
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as the government should do that because. the people are expecting that. there is. political space so by not releasing prisoners of the government is backtracking its progress so release of prisoners of conscience include all of that i guess we'll have to see who is released and when for the moment. researcher at amnesty international sir thank you very much for your time thank you. and coming up on this al-jazeera news reopening the lines of communication north korea places a historic call to the south we'll tell you why sweden is still imposing border checks in the finds of the e.u. and its philosophy of visa free travel also coming up in sports a shot at the brisbane international pay. as far a we'll have more on that
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a little later a. but first norway is banning weapon exports to the united arab emirates over the latter's participation in the war in yemen the u.a.e. is a key member of the saudi led coalition fighting who the rebels of the country the coalition has imposed a blockade on yemen leading to widespread food shortages and a major health crisis the u.n. estimates more than five thousand civilians have been killed since the conflict began in two thousand and fifteen well in yemen itself people say that they are continuing to suffer under the blockade imposed on the country by the saudi led coalition in recent weeks the saudis have allowed humanitarian aid to flow into the country but as the cash a good name reports in the port city of the data people say that little has changed . far from the front lines and the ports it's
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a life of increasing challenges for so many yemenis bound by a feeling that they've been forgotten. our life is miserable with the war raging for years i lost my job too we cannot afford a daily meal if we have a meal we're not sure if we're going to have the next one. hasn't salem says his family's circumstances are unraveling in a way he never thought possible a lost job then a lost home and now uncertainty over how much worse things could get wound up and. we are left with nothing only god is our rock the nearby who died out port is no longer a source of employment or humanitarian aid since november the saudi led coalition has either blocked or limited access to ports of entry in yemen citing security concerns that
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a coalition claims to have reopen the port on december twentieth we are in the first week of january and the coalition is still misleading the public fabricating excuses to continue to see jean and starving the yemeni people. the interruption in the flow of aid is adding to what is already described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis a lot of the mother thought the u.n. reiterated that even if one day the port is operating at maximum capacity it would not be enough to meet the needs of the yemeni people so you can imagine how dire the situation in. salem and his family say they used to be able to rely on some assistance from relief agencies but no more like so many yemenis they are left to cope on their own natasha going to ayman al jazeera. at least fourteen people have been killed in air strikes in syria this footage from our sister channel al-jazeera arabic shows the aftermath of an airstrike wish the story the hospital on the outskirts of it. so many people were killed and eleven people died in their
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strikes in hama in the northwest the syrian opposition says russian and government forces carried out the strikes. north korea has reopened communication with south korea for the first time in nearly two years official talks between the two governments for tuesday he has been at smith with more details this is the only official means of communication between north korea and south korea but for almost two years the north koreans have refused to answer the phone until wednesday when they placed a call to the south. kim jong un has given an order to reopen the hotline between the north and the south to contact south korea regarding a right time for talks and sending a delegation to the kyung chang winter olympics. the decision was welcomed in seoul a day after the government there proposed high level talks amid a tense standoff over north korea's misawa nuclear programs but the u.s.
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government wasn't impressed. we won't take any of the talk seriously if they don't do something to ban all nuclear weapons in north korea we consider this to be a very reckless regime we don't think we need a band-aid we don't think we need to smile and take a picture we think that we need to have them stop nuclear weapons and they need to stop it now. in his new year's speech kim jong un warned the u.s. he had a nuclear button on his desk. that prompted donald trump to continue his apparent mockery of a president he's nicknamed little rocket man in a tweet the u.s. president wrote i too have a nuclear button but it's a much bigger and more powerful woman his on my button works. north korea has been punished with unprecedented sanctions by the un over its weapons programs the u.s. has warned of more measures if young young conducts another missile test. but it's meant al-jazeera. parts of india's financial hub of mumbai have been shut down by
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a second day of protests staged by members of the dalai community delegates who are the lowest ranking in india's ancient caste system called the strike in response to attacks by right wing hindus in the city of poorly on monday they say the police didn't take any action against those who attacked. the border checks introduced in parts of europe's zone during the height of the refugee crisis are still in place and that's despite the e.u. calling for them to end but as paul greece reports some countries are reluctant to give up their controls. from an open border for refugees to a closed border for anyone not carrying a passport or a swedish identity card sweden's policy on opening its gates to asylum seekers joining the crisis of twenty fifteen is long gone. but police checks on the train
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from denmark don't seem to be going anywhere soon the sun bridge between copenhagen . was the main entry point for more than a hundred sixty thousand people who applied for asylum in sweden and twenty fifteen that flow has now dried up the law allowing restrictions has expired but sweden is one of the countries citing security as a reason for the controls to continue. the closure of the balkan routes has led to a huge drop in the number of refugees arriving in europe yet sweden france germany austria norway and denmark have all continued to impose controls on that front is. those restrictions legally expired on november the twelfth on the article twenty nine of the schengen borders code. but article twenty five allows the countries to extend them for six months if they claim serious threats to public order or
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internal security. danes and swedes had previously been encouraged to see a newly branded region as a place in which they could freely commute between the countries they say the increases in their journey times are unjustified this is mainly. for show internal politics they're worried citizens are worried here in sweden about the mass influx of immigrants trying to show that they're doing something and reality this nothing happens here this is. yeah almost a circus a waste of time journeys of thousands of kilometers from the middle east and africa how finally ended here in recent is the question of whether free movement in the schengen zone can ever begin again is still in the whole race al-jazeera. britain's hospitals are being warned to take drastic measures to cope with surging
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demand as winter grinds on the national health service experiences much higher activity in the colder months and doctors say the institution is struggling to cope it's turned up questions about government funding and whether one of the country's most valued institutions providing free health care for seventy years can continue as before reports. hundreds of british hospitals are in the grip of a winter crisis patient numbers regularly surge during the colder months but this year sickness levels have sought to ease the pressure health officials have by doctors in england from carrying out all dolled emergency surgery such as cataract to hip replacement operations until the end of january people have been told to only go to hospital in a real emergency. some patients are waiting twelve hours to see a doctor others are being treated in kodos medical stuff also feeling the strain
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on twitter this doctor apologize for third world conditions at the hospital he worked in. i shouldn't be in tears every day at work because of a lack of resources and lack of capacity wrote this nurse an estimated fifty five thousand procedures are expected to be postponed in the coming weeks and h.s. chiefs have defended the move this is a planned response to. that we knew it was going to be difficult and we are managing that in the way that we expected and we're taking early action we're not waiting for have to respond to. the n.h.s. is one of the u.k.'s most revered institutions offering free health care to all u.k. residents but it's under mounting strain so much so that this time last year the red cross the international aid group said that if things didn't improve that a humanitarian crisis. and the n.h.s. is still struggling to cope. many doctors blame successive governments for starving
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the service of funding all in a gradual attempt they say to privatized the public health service we've seen in the n.h.s. this decade undergoing the biggest funding squeeze since it began. seventy years and what we've seen in this decade is approximately forty billion pounds of cuts by the time we get twenty twenty not simply impressed into the n.h.s. it's not surprising with the kind of scenes that we. went around last winter the government insists the delays are part of a well planned system for the cancer operations and time critical procedures will go ahead as planned but all many people can see is a cherished service sinking deeper into crisis. al-jazeera london. still ahead on al-jazeera the animated film that blends fiction with real life stories to give us a behind the scenes feel of running a business in gaza plus. western region
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where voluntary doctors together with the country's marines are bringing health services to once conflict ridden areas. and coming up in sports fireable towelettes one of the biggest comebacks of the n.b.a. says it wasn't worth the wait. how the weather looks lost if i didn't try across a good part of the middle east over the next couple days no great surprises there but for the eastern side of the mediterranean it does look rather disturbed to say rick cloud eroding across cypress across turkey will produce some very heavy rain here over the next few days and it doesn't look too pleasant at all particularly for you've been in the refugee camps here whether they're right across syria lebanon jordan right the way down into israel by reading around sixteen celsius
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over the next couple days that rain really setting in for friday as well so you can see many areas seeing some very heavy downpours jerusalem will struggle to get to around nine degrees by that stage elsewhere it's generally try and find some pleasant sunshine coming through that set in the case across the raven peninsula twenty two celsius here in downtown thursday so down a little on recent problems but i still see about a top twenty four by the time we come to friday and you can see pretty much the case of wall to wall sunshine more case of wall to wall rain making its way into northern parts of madagascar over the next diot say we have this tropical system coming in that will bring some very heavy downpours into northern areas of madagascar hissing a little further south with this recall one through thursday on into friday so the potential for right but for much of southern africa it is fine and dry. jeffery. rashi's musical pioneer. uses to be
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silent in spite of the endless cycles of violence. through his school for young girls craft of music and the emancipation of. music. a witness documentary this time on al-jazeera we here to jerusalem bureau cover israeli palestinian affairs we cover the story with a lot of intimate knowledge we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of this story we have a presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations and global the onus for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happen and what happens here matters.
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reminder now the top stories on al-jazeera palestinian leaders are condemning the u.s. president donald trump's threat to cut aid to the palestinian authority the president made the statement on twitter where he also said the limb is off the negotiating table tens of thousands of government supporters are rallying across iran the show of support comes after six days of demonstrations against the government in which at least twenty two people were killed and ethiopia's leader has announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp. it's part of a plan to widen democracy in the country following months of anti-government
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protests in two regions. let's get more now on our top story the thread by the u.s. president to withdraw aid to the palestinian authority as is a former policy adviser to the palestinian prime minister rami one dollar he says cutting aid to the palestinians will have a major impact on refugee camps in the region. well the palestinian government and policy our leadership always expressed willingness to go back to the negotiating table but not for free they as iran has been violating the pristina rights all along and they have been violating all of their agreements that the palestinian authority have signed with as a rail cutting aid to the palestinian people will not make them bow to the israeli and the american will and cutting aid will not only affect palestinians but would also affect. the neighboring arab countries because
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if you i'm sure all of you know that we have thousands and tens of thousands of but it's. in in many other countries especially in syria and lebanon and jordan and cutting aid to pay to see how refugees will also have a dangerous time if occasion is not only in palestine not only on the palestinians and israelis but also on the region as a whole the u.s. is the biggest contributor to the palestinian refugee agency that on law it is out of the core budget the u.s. contributed on twenty six percent which is around one hundred fifty two million dollars a year and if you add to that also the u.s. support to the humanitarian projects and they also are implemented through the underworld this number could could go up to three hundred sixty eight million dollars a year so this is basically a huge number and it will definitely affect the situation of the police here in fiji's as they said not only in palestine but also you know in the arab region and
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the refugees will not remain silent i'm sure this will also lead to a protest would also lead to perhaps more violence will also affect the fragile security situation in also the arab countries especially syria and lebanon. meanwhile the palestinian government in the west bank says it will restore the supply of electricity to the gaza strip israel the main provider of power to gaza cut supplies in june at the request of palestinian president mahmoud abbas it meant that gaza had just a few hours of power a day and blackouts worse and this winter is going to malcolm webb who is in gaza for us says so what kind of impact malcolm will the return of the additional fifty megawatts actually have in gaza but at the moment for every four hours the electricity is on it then goes off for twelve hours before coming on again and if the dish you know promised fifty megawatts does come in people expect it to bring
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that up to eight hours on and then eight hours off so it will be on for half of the time but that's of course still fairly crippling and as it stands at the moment of course it's terrible for all kinds of trade and business ways of the city are the nightfall or life lesson completely blanked out and one of the impact it's had is on the sewage because the three sewage treatment plants here in gaza depend on electricity to function so with this massive power shortage they haven't been able to process most of the sewage and so every day tons of raw sewage are getting pumped straight into the sea of course that's a massive health hazard it's terrible for the fishing industry that means the whole beach that runs up along the coastal stretch of gaza stinks it's unusable we're not one of the only recreational spaces that's available to people here the few industries that remain functioning in gaza of course have been suffering with this a great deal as well and israeli rights group made short animation to highlight
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this challenge that the industries face among others we made a report about it let's take a look at that now. plus. a girl called nor buys an ice cream and wins a ticket to visit a sweet factory. where you have had him in my son i love the shot in the snow was a highly yet. nor the fictional character in an animation made by an israeli rights group but the factory and its owner mohammed tell bonnie a real and some of the many problems operating under the blockade of gaza by israel in egypt. no discovers them as mohammed shows have around starting with a power cut electricity is off most of the time in gaza during my visit mohammed explained that since the siege began ten years ago most of his production lines are closed most of the time. he didn't want to fire any of his four hundred staff their
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families depend on the wages so employees had their hours cut instead. as the animation also shows the machinery they use has problems too israeli authorities restrict the import of anything they say could be used to make weapons the packaging made to be done to my city by dismissing these disparate parts that's not being allowed in this cream filling in biscuits the technicians come here and service it in order to come this whole production line being down some of the equipment he's be sent to germany servicing and that's not allowed either. the mohammed doesn't believe the restrictions or just for security reasons it's there is the day that it's got to this is always the goal but the studio and. the people is ready for this because. israel's military assault on gaza has
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conflicts with hamas haven't helped either three years ago the factory was hit by an israeli rocket. mohammed gifts this week factory to nor has she sees its problems becomes a story of shattered dreams. the rights group that made it cool says it aim to inform people but also challenge stereotypes we wanted to be able to tell the story of the movement restrictions on the gaza strip and do it in a creative way so that we could attract new audiences and open people's eyes to the fact that there is a different reality inside the gaza strip than the one they normally hear business is also being hurt by israeli restrictions on exports mohammed says trade won't pick up in unless the siege ends at the end of the film no makes everything right with her imagination in reality things aren't so simple and causes industries are still crippled malcolm webb al-jazeera in the gaza strip. israel's parliament
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has given preliminary approval for legislation that would make it easier for a court to impose a death sentence on people convicted of murder in incidents classified as terrorist attacks the bill still requires three more readings before it becomes law currently the best penalty can only be imposed if a panel of three military judges passes the sentence unanimously fifty two members of the knesset voted in favor of the proposal and forty nine were against. illegal should she be i think the extreme situations there is also simple logic and simple logic easy if someone murders a loss he will not spend the rest of his life in jail and he will be executed. saying in israel the country is given undocumented african immigrants three months to leave the country or face imprisonment many have lived for years in israel but the country has granted asylum to fewer than one percent of those who have applied the migrants who leave during the next two months will be given
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a plane ticket and three and a half thousand dollars rights groups have condemned the decision saying it puts people's lives in danger that's blumenthal is a senior writer for alter net dot org he says it will be difficult to stop the deportations. human rights groups in israel it within israeli society are on the under unprecedented assault from her right wing israeli government and you know african non jewish asylum seekers have faced opening race riots in tel aviv that were actually stirred by the culture minister in the area reg a member of benjamin netanyahu is ruling we could party who referred this rally to africans as a cancer in israel's body they face street harassment and violence and it's a very unpleasant situation for those who are actually allowed to be on the street and those who advocate on behalf of them from within jewish israeli society also face incitement and are very marginal so it's unclear to me how any group from
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within israeli society can create the necessary pressure to stop this potentially calamitous mass deportation of over thirty thousand people fleeing a horrendous human rights situation. the president of the church of jesus christ of the latter-day saints also known as the mormon church has died thomas monson was ninety years old he became a senior leader in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and was appointed president in two thousand and eight mormons believe that living prophets are placed on earth and that the president of the church is a prophet who can receive revelations from god. let's go to colombia now where the peace deal with holes is improving the delivery of health services to more remote regions i'll just say we're. travelling with a group of doctors to see the work being done in colombia's chuckles region. volunteer doctors setting sail their mission is to win support from an indigenous
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community longer afflicted by colombia's conflict a peace deal signed with five gravels last year means it's now easier and safer for the navy to bring assistance to poor remote areas to civic military brigades what people here are less hostile to know it's very forces now that they have encreased their hold in presence they're starting to look up to the colombian state and i'm proud we are able to contribute to. it is a classic hearts and minds campaign in a territory where people's allegiances of long been wobbly and where state presences been synonymous with military force see. the government's clear guidelines are to take advantage of the fact that these armed actors are not interfering in these territories anymore so the state seeks to enter with all its capacity and avoid further institutional gaps that might be filled by new criminal groups. but in villages like those gaps remain why filling them will require
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time and resources. our whole post is not enough for all the villages on the river and they attend only people with health cars we'd love with brigades could come twice a year. most kids here have rarely seen a toothbrush let alone a dentist. it takes three to hold this patient down well he has this tooth pulled out his mother says bringing him to a doctor ten hours down river was never an option i know in spite of the government efforts to him through. livery of health services a major logistical problem persists last year sixteen percent of colombia's rural population at two for go medical care because of distances to services. over the course of the day hundreds are taken care of twenty two year old students stephanie
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says it's worth giving up her weekends. i just like how i feel. when i could potentially those without the opportunity or the money to get to a doctor for them i did not understand civil military brigades will hardly be a long time fix for chronically poor health care but me by the state some time as it tries to pacify these restless areas for good i listen to them. chuckle. more than two hundred. his first. and. much more.
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more than two hundred works by michelangelo are on the splay at the metropolitan museum of art in new york the exit bishan includes dozens of sketches and drawings which rarely go on public display. the went to have a look. art lovers examining the work of a legend a new michael angelo exhibit at the metropolitan museum of art in new york brings together one of the largest collections of the lesser known works of the man considered one of the most influential figures of western art there's this piece called the torment of saint anthony believed to be michael angelo's first painting
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it was completed in fourteen eighty seven when he was only twelve or thirteen years old but it's dear regional pencil on paper works that are the real draw when he draws us forceful yes espresso he said marble sculptor is so he uses the chalk especially with great force on the paper almost carving on the paper as if it were marble although he considered himself primarily a sculptor michelangelo was also called the divine draftsman and designer at this exhibit there are one hundred thirty three of his drawings many of which almost never go on public display because they are so rare and fragile four hundred fifty years after his death his drawings are often an overlooked part of the artist's work it took the metropolitan museum of art eight years to collect all of the michelangelo pieces that are on display here they mostly come from over fifty different art institutions and private collections such as those from queen
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elizabeth and even the vatican an exhibition of this magnitude in importance is a global activity and the man has the resources the commitment the scholarship to do it and it's part of our mission it's part of our responsibility to serve the world in that way and a chance for visitors to look closely at the drawings in the sketch books of one of the world's greatest artists to get a better sense where his ideas originated gabriels on to al-jazeera new york. to the hell out to get all the latest forthwith. barbara thank you so much the biggest names in african football are gathering and dawn of the continent's player of the year award is set to be announced and for the very first time fans are playing a part in the vote twenty fifteen winner. boma yang has again made the final three he was the leading african scoring europe's top leagues in two thousand and seventeen with twenty eight strikes in the german bundesliga dortmund so liverpool
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is trying to become only the second senegalese player to win it helped his country reach next year's world cup in russia. also a liverpool is the favorite to win he played a big part in getting egypt to the world cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred ninety and has already scored twenty three goals this season for his club as i mentioned earlier for the first time the public will help decide the winner of the award earlier i spoke to football journalist gary else myth and asked him how much of a factor the public and social media will play in picking a winner. thing about specially where egyptians are concerned is that there's a running joke that it's not really a joke if you could anything. from the get go there's one popular website in all. the actually stop running polls for the
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month and for play of the month somewhere in october because. any time they put it . on so that's i mean he does when the b.b.c. africa wants which is booted exclusively by fines and i'm told by insiders it wasn't even a contest is that because the up and i see it. i mean i can't underestimate it's it's actually probably taken more seriously than the rest something like there . which many people see has been reduced to a contest between the highest. scores in the world especially when messi. about ten years ago. when it comes to questions and prestige on this continent. chelsea have a chance to go second in the english premier league later they are taking on line of rivals are stalled by an hour's time serious how the top of the table is looking
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ahead of that magister city are in complete control of the title race chelsea could cut the gap to fourteen points if they beat arsenal though while arson dangar side can move up to fifth if they win to repeat it many times. results apart from last year i think we've beaten but after what was we played them many times and. buttocks and she comes. over been consistent recently. meanwhile manchester city manager pep guardiola has hit out at premier league bosses he says the hectic christmas and new year schedule is a risk to players' health while many other european leagues are enjoying a winter break on tuesday city played their fourth game in eleven days city did the walk for three one but guardiola believes this run of games is a disaster for players we're going to kill them so.
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we have to reflect a little bit. first and i know the show must go on and it doesn't matter with. the managers here another one and the players are the ones but. antagonists there's been a surprise result of the brisbane international former champion and fourth seed round which is out losing to australian teenager alex de mint our ed and the second round demesne are who is ranked just two hundred two in the world broke the big serving canadian three times on to a six point six four upset at the australian open one up and sees the eighteen year old wildcard progress to a first quarter final on the a.t.p. tour. there was more bad news for canada's tennis players the hartman cup in perth they lost to germany three love in the mix team event former world number
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one in chile kerber dismissed gina bouchard six one six three four men's world number four stashes of bread to feed the best of six four six two of rab and curb or bind to win the double. there was also a three love win for belgium over the home team australia at least recovered from a set down to be. world number seven and phone got the better. coconut is in straight sets belgium play canada next wallace truly take on germany on friday to decide who progresses to the finals. he had to pull out of his first two events of the twenty eight hundred season due to an ongoing elbow injury but nobody has confirmed he will return to the court this month ahead of the australian open the twelve time grand slam champion who hasn't played competitively since wimbledon will take part in two exhibition of events in melbourne next week
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after that the former world number one will decide whether or not he's ready to play in the season's first grand slam which begins in melbourne on january fifteenth. one of the most anticipated returns of the n.b.a. season happened on tuesday isaiah thomas recovered from injury to make his debut for cleveland who signed him from boston as part of a mega deal that saw kyrie irving go the other way thomas who had injured his hip did not disappoint in his first game since may he didn't start but scored seventeen points and eighteen minutes of game time against portland trailblazers a performance helping cleveland seal one hundred and twenty seven to one hundred ten when. it was also a win for the l.a. clippers lou williams had thirty three points as they beat the mets grizzlies one hundred thirteen to one hundred five the clippers however are ninth in the western conference and outside the playoff spots. two time defending it stanley cup champions the pittsburgh penguins face a fight just to reach the playoffs this season the penguins started the year in
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style beating philadelphia flyers five one spitzbergen are still second to last place in the metropolitan division and two places short of a wildcard spots. australia captain steve smith and fast bowler mitchell starc have both passed business tests to play in the fifth and final ashes cricket test against england in sydney australia lead the series three nil start miss a fourth test with a heel injury while smith has been struggling with a back problem it hasn't stopped him scoring three centuries and he could become just the fourth australian to hit four hundred steering in the series going to be no big deal in the series. it's been a good innocently for me but for the team i think we've played cricket it be great to be in this series. with. five days in front of us. quite frustrating as an opposition captain that he's so foreman and such
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a big series for his book and a credit to him he's fight exceptionally well and now we're going to make sure that we make that the case say you does walk along the path to finish the two finally extreme weather in germany forced the cancellation of the sprint stage of skiing's annual tour to ski race these are the conditions that the female skiers had to contend with as they began the fourth stage of the race it was subsequently cancelled as founder and lightning began to hit the forest organizers announced that it would not be rescheduled meaning the tour will now only have six stages instead of nothing. and that's all your sport it's now back to barbara in london for us thank you now just before we go cooped up inside a cramped plane in southern spain one passenger the sighted to wing it yes these pictures were taken by a man on board ryan it was a long vent to malaga flight passengers had been waiting for half an hour after
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landing with no sign of being let off the plane apparently fed up with waiting inside one passenger the side to open the emergency exit and enjoy the evening air on the wing instead he was promptly arrested. you can see why and that is it for this news hour stay with us jenny macdonald will have more of the day's news in a few minutes. you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on saying no evil person just wakes up of it in the
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morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness and this is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion in lima about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera the latest news as it breaks the government of mali so market has pushed to have a series of laws that if that will make argentina's economy more competitive with detailed coverage in two thousand and sixteen when the government structure of the doesn't rattle the cost of college or jumped by sixty percent the queues disappear at least for a year from around the world the military and the establishment in the capital bangkok know that it's very difficult for them to win support in parts of thailand like this. unbelievable it sounds like an agreement between criminal bosses just like trading in stolen goods that have been taken by the place if anyone ever comes to ask them question minister throw their hands up in the air and say i don't know
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i was just nominee director we're doing a investigation into. ukraine could you have a bribes you've been corrupt are out and i've been not corrupt i did just what the president say challenges here in this. it's the only go this time i really felt liberated as a journalist i love you about getting to the truth as i would that's what this job but. i would say that palestinian dogs are not for sale and we will not succumb to react to me i wage amongst palestinians as donald trump threatens on to us as a cutoff hundreds of millions in aid. coming.

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